Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

A set of discussion forums covering almost every conceivable cycling related topic.

Cycling Adventurer
The Cycling Adventurer has tossed in the structured life of an urbanite to explore the world by bicycle. A well-written site detailing how he came to cycling, and what he learned along the way.

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Bicycle touring journals from all over the world, including a couple of my own.

Johns Cycles

This is my LBS on the Gold Coast. While they cater more to the racing market, their service, advice and workmanship is the best on the coast.

St Kilda Cycles

Importers of all manner of things hard to find in Australia, including the legendary Schmidt hub dynamo & E6 lights.


Wonderings and wanderings out and about in Portland, Oregon, US

The Journey
The journey begins in Perth, Western Australia.

Lance Notstrong
The "other" Lance!

Ms Mittens
The Wired Cat on-line

Iron Gambit

Aussie Writer and Cycletourist
A blog chronicling the writing and cycling of a seaside baby boomer.

Up in Alaska
Jill's subarctic journal about ice, bears and distant dreams of the midnight sun.

The Kin Chronicles
Taking mediocrity to a new level of ordinary.

Riding and running with a vengeance.

London Cycling Diary
Pedalling across the capital since August 2005.

CouchPilot-2-BikePilot (Zin's cycling blog)
Living an adventurous life with Type-2-Diabetes.

The adventures of Crazy Biker Chick
... Including cycling, adventuring, cooking, knitting and ranting.

Redneck Espanol
The two wheeled Spanish redneck.

Treadly and me
"Work is something I do between riding my bicycle".

Womanist philosophy and theology. Cycling, climbing, art, single-motherhood and fire-twirling.

Adrian Fitch's random rambling.
A bit about cycling, a bit about genealogy, a bit about radio but mostly a lot about nothing at all.

Geo's big adventure
The life and times of Geo.

It's about the bike
Musings on the cycling life.

Various cycling tidbits.

Industry Outsider
A blog about bikes and stuff.

Tweed Coast Treadly
An old man's bicycle riding diary.

A cyclist's life in Tenerife
(Canary Islands).

Bike to work to live to bike
It's never too late to get back on the bike

Stupid Hurts
Just the random scribblings of a guy with a bicycle

I'm not drunk enough for this
Really, I'm not.

What can I say? Just read it.

Mozam's cycling adventures
A random collection of the things I like to do most, and mostly that is to ride my bikes, bicycles that is... My musings from competitive riding, long distance endurance to puttering around the neighborhood..

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Well I'll be dammed!

Today I was on the MTB as the Hybrid was having some serious repair work done on it (i.e. having the screws removed as per my previous post), in preparation for the ASH Dash on December 3. I decided on a slightly earlier start so that I could ride the dirt circuit out at Hinze Dam. Forgetting to change the cycle computer over meant that I had no idea how far I rode today (or how much climbing I got, which I estimate at around 500 metres). Nevertheless, it was a disgustingly beautiful morning, so those little details don't really matter.

When I first get on the MTB after some time away from it, there is always the "how did I ride so many miles on this thing" feeling before settling into a rhythm. Riding an MTB is all about consistency and pedalling smoothly. My skills were a little rusty on the early part of the track, but soon improved with that in mind. I really had an absolute ball on the dirt, the sole regret being that I lacked the time to do another lap (or two).

I've said this before, but doing something a bit different and getting out of the comfort zone is a really invigorating thing. I was still nursing some of the tiredness from the chest infection (or whatever it was), but during the course of this ride I totally forgot about it. Yet again, I made a mental note to come back and do it again in the near future. This is something I seem to do a lot. So many places to ride, and so little time!


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